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Wild Bitch

Wild Bitch is a quirky thriller about a local reporter’s interview with a mousy housewife about her life-changing encounter with a coyote. This leads to an eerie trek in the woods that leaves them forever bonded with each other... and the beast.

Thematically, Wild Bitch explores the connection between the destruction of nature and the oppression of women and the unique ways both will defend themselves when pushed to the brink.

  • Rebekka Johnson
  • Kate Nash
  • Rebekka Johnson
    Consent: a short comedy about a serious subject, The Apple Sisters
  • Kate Nash
  • Lauren Bancroft
  • Rebekka Johnson
    Key Cast
    "Barb Cramper"
    Glow, The Baby-Sitters Club, This is 40, Sex Lives of College Girls, Arrested Development, The Apple Sisters
  • Kate Nash
    Key Cast
    "Melanie Fisher"
    Glow, Horrible Histories: The Movie, Coffee Wars
  • Ptolemy Slocum
    Key Cast
    Westworld, Hitch, Good Girls, AJ and the Queen
  • Christopher Nicholas Smith
    Key Cast
    Paranormal Activity 3, The Moodys, Friends From College, Young and Hungry
  • Daved Wilkins
    Key Cast
    Last Call, The Mindy Project, WingMutt
  • Morgana Mckenzie
  • Joshua Wilmott
    Deep Tissue, Ride, First Date
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Thriller, Horror, Revenge Comedy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash

Actress/writer/director Rebekka Johnson is most known for her work on Netflix’s critically acclaimed, award winning series “GLOW” where she played Dawn Rivecca. She has been nominated,  along with her co-stars, for the SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the first two seasons of the show. Rebekka wrote and starred in “Consent, a Short Comedy About a Serious Subject,” a short film that was an official selection at 15 festivals and won 4 awards including 1st place at Just For Laughs in Montreal.
She served for four years as director/writer of the critically acclaimed digital series, “Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins” and continues to develop projects in the unscripted space. Rebekka recently sold a scripted comedy pilot with CBS Studios attached to produce.
Her award winning musical comedy group, "The Apple Sisters" has made appearances on "Conan", "Ed Helms's Whiskey Power Sour Hour", "Bridesmaids" and "A Christmas Story Live!" on Fox. They continue to perform to sellout crowds around the country and they're currently in development for an animated pilot. She has written for Yahoo!, SlateV, Nickelodeon and most recently, the new "Trolls" series for Netflix. She has directed or produced several viral videos including, "Typecast", Rachel Bloom's "Jazz Fever" and multiple sketches for College Humor. Recently, Rebekka guest starred on the Golden Globe winning, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend", the EKO series, 'Timeline' and the hit Netflix Series, "The Babysitters Club". She recently guest starred on the upcoming HBO Max series, Sex Lives Of College Girls.

Kate Nash is a platinum selling recording artist, musician and actress from London, currently residing in Los Angeles. Kate's debut album, Made of Bricks, skyrocketed straight to number one, crowning her ‘Best Female Artist’ at the 2008 BRIT Awards. Her hit song, Foundations, stormed the charts and remains in radio rotation. In the wake of Kate’s second album, My Best Friend Is You, Kate set about using her influence to shift gender perceptions and inspire a new generation of female musicians, launching the Rock ‘N’ Roll for Girls After School Music Club. She released her third album 'Girl Talk' independently, and notoriously opened London Fashion Week’s Felder Felder show for the spring/summer 2013 season, marking a significant change in direction for Kate. Her fourth album 'Yesterday was Forever' was 222% funded on Kickstarter and she's been touring globally for 14 years. Kate was approached by legendary Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, to write and develop a Broadway musical using her original songs. Kate is set to star in the production. Nash is also well known for her performance as Rhonda Richardson on Netflix's Emmy nominated original, 'GLOW', produced by Jenji Kohan, and for playing Boudica in the BAFTA nominated 'Horrible Histories'. Recently, she shot her first lead role in the upcoming feature film, 'Higher Grounds' and her documentary "Underestimate the Girl" was picked for the BBC's notorious Storyville and is screening at festivals across the world. Kate artfully directed her most recent music videos for her upcoming album.

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Director Statement

One dark day in pandemic lockdown, Kate was listening to the soundtrack from ”The Shining” while spiraling down a youtube rabbit hole. She happened upon a local news story featuring a midwestern housewife who was startled awake by a wild coyote that had broken into her bedroom. It ended simply after the gal called animal control and they brought the poor, scared coyote back to the woods. But for Kate, the creepy and dramatic music in her earbuds gave the segment an eerie vibe. It led her to think, “What if that’s not the end of the story…”

They had been looking for a way to work together since their beloved Netflix Series, GLOW, was canceled due to Covid. This seemed like the perfect project for them to escape into. They created a dark backstory for the woman, Barb Cramper. She seems odd but harmless at first but it comes out that she is quite dangerous. The journalist, Melanie Fischer underestimates Barb but ends up uncovering darker truths about the coyote encounter. Both women bond over their experiences with shitty men and in the end team up for their own survival.

In her writing, Rebekka often centers empowering women who are victims of sexism, misogyny and abuse. Even though she has primarily worked in comedy, she likes to keep her work dark and “Wild Bitch” is no different. In addition to being a rockstar and an actress, Kate is a vegan activist who often sheds a light on the destructive effects of humans on the earth. In “Wild Bitch” Kate and Rebekka use the horror genre to explore the connection between the destruction of our environment and the abuse of women.

They wrote, directed and acted in this love letter to classic thrillers like “Misery” and hope you laugh between your shivers as you watch!